Coming Back Together: A Guide to Successful Reintegration After Your Partner Returns from Military Deployment
When a partner or spouse returns from war, it is a time of joy; but it is also a time of transition, challenges, and uncertainty. The truth is that the process of reintegration can last for years, and it can be a particularly difficult time for both returning heroes and their families.
If your partner has recently returned from war, or will be returning soon, you should be prepared for the unique challenges that lay ahead. You may start to feel like you are living with a stranger, and struggle to recreate the bond of intimacy you once shared.
This book will offer real tools to help you reestablish family routines and build a stronger sense of intimacy with your partner after a military deployment, even if he or she is resistant to help.
“With more than two decades of experience working with families and veterans, Sayers, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, is well qualified to give advice to spouses and partners of military service members and to veterans on how to avoid the many relationship pitfalls that typically occur after someone comes home from a war zone or any other risky overseas assignment. In this self-help book, he provides clear and useful advice filled with examples of couples who coped and others who didn’t. … All of the advice is well-thought-out and tailored for the unique and complex issues that arise when a loved one returns home from war to peace.”